Revamp your work wardrobe on a budget
Here’s how to bring your work wardrobe in under budget (so you can save your salary for fun stuff!).

Chelsea Thomas

Jul 07, 2014 03:04
by Chelsea Thomas

You dress like a boss? You perform better. You wear sharp fashion and feel good? You ooze confidence. Sometimes a little lift in the wardrobe department is all you need to be high fiving yourself as you walk out of that job interview.

A plush new coat or a great cut dress can give you the corporate punch you need to nail that promotion you’ve been working towards. Now the goal’s in sight, let’s dress to impress the nine to fiver in you, without the hefty price tag.

So if we start at the top, you just can’t pass up the opportunity to wear a smidgen of lace in your work day. Lace kimono style blouses with wide sleeves pack a feminine punch. To soften the look, team with a soft pink midi skirt and a trench. Need to look more business-like? Tuck the shirt into a high waisted black skirt with black pointed heels and slick that hair back smoothly.

As you dart from train station to car park, slip on some cute, print flats and give your heels a rest from pounding the pavement.

To look amazingly sharp for big meeting days, try a little black dress paired with a fitted blazer and super high pumps to finish it off. If pants are more your style, opt for high waisted to professional, yet trendy. And you can’t go wrong with a staple black pair, right?

Sheer fashion pieces are making their way from catwalks into our everyday style. Embrace an office-appropriate version like a sheer panelled midi skirt in black or white. When it comes to shirts, update your cami collection to ensure classy coverage.

For the chilly days ahead, purchase a colour block knit in grey, cream or neutrals and team with your everyday black corporate-drobe. To upcycle an old look, accessorise with a pair of statement earrings or classic double-strap Mary Janes.

Quicklinks here:

1.Ezra Lace Kimono Sleeved Blouse, $29.95

2. Ezra Midi Circle Skirt with Sheer Piece, $29.9 

3. Ezra Lace Insert Sleeve Blouse, $29.9

4. Classic Trench Coat in Natural, $69

5. Cherie Leopard Pony Hair Shoes, $59.95

6. Seed Women’s Apparel Jacquard Dress, $99.95

7. Target Colour Block Jumper in Oat, $30

8. Lady Fox Princess Earrings, $66

9. Asos High Waisted Pants with Zip, $49

10. Glassons Short Sleeved Tunic Dress, $50

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